Senior Editor

Soomo Learning - Remote, Remote, United States

Employee Position, Remote

As the Senior Editor, you will be responsible for the quality and integrity of our editorial content, including high-level substantive editing, structural editing, and final determination of suitability for publication. In cooperation with our leadership team, subject matter experts, and production specialists, the Senior Editor will ensure that our content meets our high standards of editorial excellence for instructors and students in a variety of higher ed settings.

About Soomo Learning

Since 2004, Soomo Learning has been creating high-quality, interactive, digital textbooks for higher education. We launched with the objective to “create courseware that works better and costs less than a traditional textbook.” As we put our work to the test, we learned it takes much more than changing a textbook to improve student outcomes. Outcome improvement comes from careful attention to the problems at hand, collaboration with faculty, and iteration. Soomo Learning is an organization built to uncover the strategies and tools to best enable student success in any given course. Today, Soomo Learning provides a broad range of services, technology, and content development for the design, delivery, and improvement of online, blended, and traditional courses. Soomo is a team of people who have chosen to invest our lives in creating better digital resources for learning.

Report: position reports to Executive Editor

Responsibilities

  • Evaluating and razor-sharp editing of book-length digital textbooks and supplemental materials on a wide range of subjects.

  • Effectively organizing and completing assignments that meet our rigorous production deadlines and publishing goals

  • Ensuring that our content meets our high standards of instructional quality, audience sensitivity, and reader engagement

  • Working with editorial leadership and teammates to initiate ideas and solutions, anticipate and resolve problems, and ensure excellent results

  • Strengthening our products, processes, and outcomes by furthering your knowledge of disciplines and trends core to our team’s growth

Requirements

  • BA/MA in English, education, or related field

  • 5+ years as an editor in educational publishing, educational technology, or related industry

  • Strong technical skills using development and communication tools such as Word, Google Docs, and Slack

  • A willingness to learn new technologies and incorporate new skills and knowledge into daily work

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, with exceptional initiative and commitment to excellence

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience working with undergraduate curriculum strongly preferred

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience

  • Three weeks of paid time off per year plus 10 paid holidays

  • 100% employer-paid health, vision, disability, and life insurance

  • 401K plan with 4% match




Posted On: Monday, May 31, 2021
Compensation: $70,000 - $80,000



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